Intertestamental Paper

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

THE INTERTESTAMENTAL PAPER

A PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR. CHARLES E. POWELL

IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR

THE COURSE NBST 525

LIBERTY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

BY

RICHARD ASOMANING

AUGUST 12TH 2012

Table of Contents

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………….3

Grecian Period………………………………………………………………………………….4

Ptolemaic Period………………………………………………………………………………..5

Seleucid Period………………………………………………………………………………….7

Maccabean Period………………………………………………………………………………8

Hasmonean Period………………………………………………………………………………9

Roman Period……………….………………………………………………………………….10

Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………12
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Ptolemy gained control of Egypt along with most of the rest of North Africa, most of what would later be called Palestine, and the Mediterranean Sea. He established the Ptolemaic dynasty and under the Ptolemaic rule the population of Egyptian Jews increased in an environment of self-government that encouraged the deepening of a Jewish faith community permitted to build synagogues and follow ancestral laws.[9] During this time, the Jewish scholars in the Egyptian city of Alexandria produced the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, effectuating the profound impact of a “bond uniting the Jews of widely scattered Dispersion” and an “instrument for the propagation of Judaism throughout the Greek-speaking world.[10] Under the early Ptolemies, the culture was exclusively Greek. Greek was the language of the court, the army, and the administration. The Ptolemies founded the university, the museum, and the library at Alexandria and built the lighthouse at Pharos. A canal to the Red Sea was opened, and Greek sailors

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